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Tourette Syndrom: A 50/50 Chance - Hot and Sour Blog: The Adventures Of A Chinese-American Family | 9thwaveapparel

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Tourette Syndrom: A 50/50 Chance - Hot and Sour Blog: The Adventures Of A Chinese-American Family | 9thwaveapparel

Before I met my husband, I had an inaccurate and incomplete knowledge of what Tourette syndrome was. Like many others, I have seen the condition depicted in the media, but characters who exhibit Tourette syndrome are almost always used for comedic relief, through involuntary jerking motions (tics) or the inappropriate use of obscene language (coprolalia). In reality, coprolalia only affects 6-10% of people with Tourette syndrome. Although the media is increasing awareness of the disorder, the true nature of Tourette syndrome is often misrepresented.

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Eli's First Birthday Party! Hot and Sour Blog: The Adventures Of A Chinese-American Family | 9thwaveapparel

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Eli's First Birthday Party! Hot and Sour Blog: The Adventures Of A Chinese-American Family | 9thwaveapparel

This first year of Eli’s life has come and gone in the blink of an eye. My little potato baby is now a full-fledged toddler, who is trying to walk, talk, and has a mind of his own.

We planned a family birthday party to celebrate him turning one. I purchased decorations and a personalized birthday onesie from Etsy for the occasion.

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Survey Says: Most Useful Baby Products - Hot and Sour Blog: The Adventures Of A Chinese-American Family | 9thwaveapparel

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Survey Says: Most Useful Baby Products - Hot and Sour Blog: The Adventures Of A Chinese-American Family | 9thwaveapparel

The Most Loved Baby Products, According To Real Mothers!

In 2018, the global revenue of the baby care products market is estimated to generate about 11.4 billion U.S. dollars. That’s a lot of money that parents, grandparents, and other caretakers are spending every year on products made specifically for such a tiny human.

As an expectant mother, I had no idea which baby products were must-haves for my registry and which were just frivolous buys. There are countless recommendations by experienced moms about which products to get, but for every positive review, there were just as many negative opinions. I knew there were certain items that I would not be able to know for sure if I needed until my baby arrived, but my nesting instinct was in high gear, and I wanted to prepare!

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4 Ways To Foster Creativity In Your Child - Hot and Sour Blog: The Adventures Of A Chinese-American Family | 9thwaveapparel

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4 Ways To Foster Creativity In Your Child - Hot and Sour Blog: The Adventures Of A Chinese-American Family | 9thwaveapparel

There are many things we hope for our children. We want them to be happy, healthy, and full of excitement for all the world has to offer. We also want to provide them with opportunities to obtain a good education and to lead a fulfilling life. But what about creativity? While these other qualities are heavily emphasized, creativity often gets pushed to the back burner because it doesn’t seem to be as important. However, creativity is one of the most important qualities to teach to your child! It promotes abstract thinking, boosts intelligence, and teaches them various means to express their thoughts and emotions. Below, we take a look at four ways you can nurture your son and daughter’s natural creative tendencies.

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Dear Moms, Take Care Of Yourselves First - Hot and Sour Blog: The Adventures Of A Chinese-American Family | 9thwaveapparel

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Dear Moms, Take Care Of Yourselves First - Hot and Sour Blog: The Adventures Of A Chinese-American Family | 9thwaveapparel

As mothers, we have a bad habit of putting our own needs last. It’s true that our families need us to take care of them, but we also need to prioritize taking care of ourselves. Only then can we offer the best version of ourselves, which benefits ourselves AND our families.

Taking care of ourselves doesn’t have to be time-consuming or expensive. Making small changes on a daily basis is a great step towards a healthier and more fulfilling life.

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